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by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: posture
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

Cheers for the advice mate, that's some really useful stuff you've got there but i need you to elaborate on a couple of points: Firstly you say keep doing bench if there's no pain? There isn't any pain while performing this exercise, i've also read a winged scapula can affect your shoulder press but...
by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

i completely agree pete, over the last year i've only put on about 7 pounds but my one rep max (calculated using this website) has increased exponentially. that's what's been motivating me. Although i haven't seen the gains i would like in terms of size, i've gotten much, much stronger. This has giv...
by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

quite right peter i agree there's plenty room for growing. I have a very small frame, 28 inch waist with a 34 inch leg, and i'm hoping that the waist'll stay that size and then building up my back'll give it an awesome V-shape. I maintain that I'm not looking to get bodybuilder huge but you're right...
by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: posture
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

so you think i should stop bench pressing for a while? Man that sucks, i like bench pressing! But i guess if needs must then that's the way it has to be. To be honest for years i was just fixated on my bench and trained it way harder than anything (it's only in the last year or so that i've actually...
by robertscott
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posture
Replies: 8
Views: 5004

posture

i have always had a winged scapula condition, though i have never had it officially diagnosed, a family member who is a doctor pointed it out to me. My shoulders also always seem to be rounded, making me look slightly hunched over. i want to correct these problems but am not sure how, i have recentl...
by robertscott
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

I do try and eat properly before a workout, i've started having a whey protein shake (33g of powder which is supposed to equate to 25g of protein made with 200ml whole milk) before (and after) a workout and depending on what time of day it is I'll have a hearty breakfast or a big evening meal. Break...
by robertscott
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

some good avice there Chris, you've given me a lot to think about. I'm definitely going to drop the 8 and stick to the good ol' 4 sets -1 warm up and three sets of between 10 and 12. With regard to what you said about abs, i think that's not a bad idea. My abs have always been pretty good due to my ...
by robertscott
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

maybe a bit bigger built than bruce lee'd be what I'm after... What i think i'll probably do is persevere with this workout for a month or so then next month maybe drop the number of sets to say 3 lots of 10 or so and incorporate an extra exercise per muscle group (for example doing flyes for my che...
by robertscott
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

so do we think 8 sets is too high then?

Should i maybe do less?
by robertscott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

I thought about doing a full body routine a couple of times a week but i find I'm training sore muscles if i do that and i figured this was maybe not such a good thing.

A lot of the time my muscles, my chest and hamstrings in particular, take as long as a week to feel like they've recovered fully
by robertscott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

5000 calories, that's dedication! Not sure if I'd ever go for as much as that, i think my goal is a bit different to yours, i've always been thinking of trying to look more Bruce Lee than Arnie if you know what i mean. I'll persevere with this workout for a couple of weeks and if nothing much is hap...
by robertscott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mixed Grip
Replies: 15
Views: 8419

I do have very small hands. Very very small hands so i guess that could be a factor. I've toyed with the idea of buying straps for a while but i'd much rather just be able to take the pain. Are there any grip strength exercises that anyone knows about that might help?
by robertscott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 14627

"hardgainer" workout

Having been working out for a few years now, i've been getting frustrated with the little gains i've been making. I've got considerably stronger and seen a big increase in muscle tone, but haven't put on as much mass as I'd like. I've always been very skinny (6 feet tall and 140 pounds) despite eati...
by robertscott
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mixed Grip
Replies: 15
Views: 8419

Mixed Grip

When performing shrugs, i find my grip lets me down long before my traps do, so i've started using a mixed grip so i can hold on to the bar longer.

Does this cause me to develop one side of my body at a different rate to another?